Arkansas lawmakers enact transgender youth treatment ban

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers have made the state the first to ban gender confirming treatments and surgery for transgender youth, enacting the prohibition over the governor’s objections. The majority-Republican Legislature on Tuesday voted to override Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s veto. The measure prohibits doctors from providing gender-confirming hormone treatment, puberty blockers or […]

Hutchinson vetoes transgender youth treatment ban in state

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ governor has vetoed legislation that would have made his state the first to ban gender confirming treatments for transgender youth, though lawmakers could enact the restriction over his objections. Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday rejected the measure that would have prohibited doctors from providing gender-confirming hormone treatment or […]

Arkansas sees close to 33K more coronavirus vaccines given

Arkansas has reported a record increase in coronavirus vaccinations administered days after the state expanded its eligibility. Thursday, the Department of Health reported 32,705 additional vaccine doses were administered. Nearly 1.2 million of the 1.7 million vaccine doses the state has received so far have been given. Thursday’s increase was the biggest one-day jump since […]